Little Things You Hate

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
mid range phones are pretty good these days but most people wont look beyond iphone and top galaxy models. then think they are being edgy and exploring the options by knowing pixel exists.
Im sorta still supping the Apple kool aid... Mac and ipad and appleTV etc at home, going on android would be a pain. Hopefully by the time this 12 Mini is obsolete the Linux phones will be practical, I expect this to be the last Apple product I buy - getting close to even going Linux on the imac...
 

Calvin27

Eats Squid
The price of smartphones... FFS, this sucker needs to last at least 4 years at that price!!
Go Moto. Large enough user base so they do updates, for around $400 get you decent specs. I used to buy high end phones but nowadays there is hardly any difference.

*Edit: Didn't realise you sold you soul to Apple...
 

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
They have reached the point of diminishing returns now.
More onboard RAM is the biggest gain with a newer phone IMHO.
In some wonderful alternate universe, I could have put new RAM in my old 4S and Id still be happily using it...
 

Mr Crudley

Wheel size expert
Only of you choose to pay top dollar for the phone - this will do everything you need
I recently got a Samsung A71 since my old phone had overheated and wasn't the phone it used to be.
I don't care for super cameras and don't want wireless ear buds - I wanted a 3.5mm audio jack so fortunately I'm mid range.
 

leitch

Feelin' a bit rrranty
In some wonderful alternate universe, I could have put new RAM in my old 4S and Id still be happily using it...
Bought an 8 last year when my 5 year old 6S finally kicked the bucket, I find the iPhones tend to last well (allowing for a battery replacement after a few years). I've been hanging out for a smaller format phone again since I had to replace my 5 so similarly tempted by the 12 Mini, but will wait a year. The whole phablet thing is a nightmare, who wants a phone that doesn't fit in a pocket or allow comfortable one-handed use?
 

Asininedrivel

Likes bikes and dirt and has no idea why
Errr samsung phones last 5 years+ piece of piss. stop buying Iphones....
5+ years? Good effort. I got almost 4 years out of my S6 but it was a infuriatingly dribbling heap of battery discharging incontinence by the end. How'd you get so long out of yours?
 

stirk

Wheel size expert
Bought an 8 last year when my 5 year old 6S finally kicked the bucket, I find the iPhones tend to last well (allowing for a battery replacement after a few years). I've been hanging out for a smaller format phone again since I had to replace my 5 so similarly tempted by the 12 Mini, but will wait a year. The whole phablet thing is a nightmare, who wants a phone that doesn't fit in a pocket or allow comfortable one-handed use?
I'm not going to ask why you need to use a phone one handed.....
 

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
5+ years? Good effort. I got almost 4 years out of my S6 but it was a infuriatingly dribbling heap of battery discharging incontinence by the end. How'd you get so long out of yours?
My 4S was in service for over 7 years, original battery. Apple stuff sometimes works out not so expensive given their lifespans.
 

bear the bear

Is a real bear
Bought an 8 last year when my 5 year old 6S finally kicked the bucket, I find the iPhones tend to last well (allowing for a battery replacement after a few years). I've been hanging out for a smaller format phone again since I had to replace my 5 so similarly tempted by the 12 Mini, but will wait a year. The whole phablet thing is a nightmare, who wants a phone that doesn't fit in a pocket or allow comfortable one-handed use?
I got 6 from my 6S till I crashed on it and drowned in simultaneously.
I replaced it with the SE2 last year. Same size but faster.
 

Asininedrivel

Likes bikes and dirt and has no idea why
My 4S was in service for over 7 years, original battery. Apple stuff sometimes works out not so expensive given their lifespans.
I've got a... 5S (maybe) as my work phone but just not a fan. It's such a counterintuitive pos of an operating system if you're used to Android.
 

Cardy George

Not guilty
5+ years? Good effort. I got almost 4 years out of my S6 but it was a infuriatingly dribbling heap of battery discharging incontinence by the end. How'd you get so long out of yours?
Mrs George has been steadfast Samsung for at least 8 years. It's only been her S10 that I've started to consider them stable.

Its only due to regional courier incompetence that I have an S20. Too much phone for my needs, but it does work nice
 

HamboCairns

Interested
I'm moved back to an iPhone SE (original) because it's less pissing about moving files etc when you have a Macbook and I'm getting an Apple Watch. Can't say I'm unhappy either!

Only downside is the camera is a potato compared to modern phones and battery is a bit shit. But working from home means that's ok with me.

But it still gets regular updates!
 

CHEWY

Eats Squid
5+ years? Good effort. I got almost 4 years out of my S6 but it was a infuriatingly dribbling heap of battery discharging incontinence by the end. How'd you get so long out of yours?
Tech21 case with a glass screen protector... to be fair battery was replaced but it was an S4 so removable battery.
Missus has 4 years on her S7 edge and its still going strong.
 
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